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Gods in Everyman: Archetypes That Shape Mens Lives Paperback – April 9, 1993
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"This book will help you discover the mythic depth that is the wellspring of your life." -- --Sam Keen, author of Fire in the Belly
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2014 New Publications: 30th Anniversary Edition of Goddesses in Everywoman, 25th Anniversary Edition of Gods in Everyman (both from HarperCollins, July 2014), and Artemis: The Indomitable Spirit in Everywoman (Conari Press, an imprint of Red Wheel Weiser, September 2014).
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If you want a framework, a language, a reference point to understand and discuss men's issues....this a great book. I used it in a workshop I led for psychiatric residents and for three years heard references to it in our discussions and supervision.
Each God is symbolic, for the Most Potent Qualities of the Masculine Psyche. The Gods are the personification of the Eternal Traits of Masculinity. Any man can relate to Zeus, Poseidon and Hades to some degree, though most favor one of the three. The strong domineering types relate most to Zeus, Those with deep feelings prefer Poseidon, and Introverts favor Hades. Olympus, the Ocean, and the Underworld are used as metaphors for for the unconscious and subconscious minds.
The lesser deities are also used. Their Myths embody the Timeless Tales, the stories that repeat in every generation. Dionysus, Hermes, and Apollo are the embodiment of the out going social actions. Ares is the personification of the Warrior Personality - he's both a protector and destroyer. Hephaestus represents the craftsman, and artist. He embodies men who express themselves through work/creativity.
Every man can have a connection to one, or more, of the Gods. If he can identify the Archetypes he favors, he can then activate them, and harness their power. He can have The Divine Maleness flowing through his Mind, Heart, and Soul.
Affirmations for the Everyday Goddess Spiritual Guidebook & 22 Wisdom Cards for Contemplation & Prayer (based on the 22 major arcana of the tarot)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found it very enlightening in regards to better understanding of behaviour dynamics for both men and women.Published 4 months ago by Sleepless in Chicago
Quality book that arrived in a timely way and in an as-advertised condition. Thanks.Published 6 months ago by thomas e.
Jean did it again and used the viewpoint of the God's as archetypes. My brother liked it.
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Helped me to understand myself and other people in a new,powerful way.Published 18 months ago by NickFL
It's not gospel or anything, but I really like the analysis and break down of the different deities. It made me examine them in a way that hadn't occurred to me before.Published 21 months ago by Pnurga
I got this after reading "goddesses in every woman" by the same author,which was very good and insightful. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jaime Hayes
Wow, I really loved this book and I highly recommend it men and women wanting to understand their male side by using greek archetypes , very fun and accurate.Published 23 months ago by silvia rodriguez
I first read Goddesses in Every Woman and I was really impressed with how accurate they were. I found the same was true with Gods.Published on October 4, 2013 by Abbie Aylward